The Chicago High School for the Arts

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Basic Information

Address: 521 E. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616
County: Cook
School District: City of Chicago School District 299
Phone Number: 773.534.9710
Fax Number: 773.535.1796
President: Jose Ochoa
Principal: Terri Milsap

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Additional Information

Organization Affilationss: Arts Schools Network, National Guild for Community Arts Education
School Type: Performing and Visual Arts High School
Founded: 2009
Ages/Grades: 9 - 12th
School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8am - 5pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 185
School Holidays: Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day, Spring Break, Memorial Day


School Size: 600




Visual Arts

Arts Programs:

Visual Arts, Theatre (Acting and Musical Theatre), Music and Dance

Support Services:

Specialized Service Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Tutors

School Clubs:

French, Spanish, Creative Writing, GSA, Film, Student Council

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Lot Available

Admissions Deadline: December of Students' 8th Grade Year
Mission Statement:

The mission of The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts ®) is to provide artistically gifted, diverse Chicago high school students intensive pre-professional training in the arts, combined with a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

ChiArts' vision is to inspire and develop the artistic, academic, and leadership abilities of its diverse students. The high school will provide its students with the experiences and skills to help them reach their full potential as both artists and active citizens and instill in them a lifelong commitment to excellence and innovation in the arts as artists, educators, or civic leaders.

The school will be an exemplary public high school, a model in providing a rigorous and exhilarating teaching and learning environment. ChiArts will be a leader in artistic and academic innovation, and will collaborate with and provide access to the world-class artistic and intellectual resources of Chicago's arts and higher education institutions.